106 EAST WATER STREET

Plymouth, NC 27962

1-252-791-1111

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Open Monday - Thursday

9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Lunch | 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Fridays: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Welcome to The Law Office of D. Cole Phelps, PLLC

Servicing: Bertie, Martin, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties

Notice to Clients:
Updated Office Hours

Effective beginning the week of January 2, 2024, our operating hours will be adjusted as follows:

Monday through Thursday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed daily from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM for lunch
Fridays: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

If you need additional assistance outside of these hours, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at attorneyphelps@dcolephelps.com.

Thank you.

"It all started with a DREAM."

Attorney Phelps has always believed in giving back to the community that gave him so much.  He dreamed of returning to his home county to open his own law firm. On October 18, 2013, The Law Office of D. Cole Phelps, PLLC was established in Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina.

Our firm serves the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Chowan, Hyde, Martin, Pitt, Tyrrell, and Washington. On some occasions, we will travel to other counties.

Our practice areas include: traffic tickets, criminal matters (misdemeanors and felonies), expungements of criminal records, estate planning, establishing a small business, family law matters, debt collection, and real estate matters. Learn more about our practice areas by clicking on our practice areas tab above.

"I am persuaded that if most people saw what I see on a regular basis, they would want change." - Attorney Bryan Stevenson

Criminal Law

Are you familiar with how the criminal justice system works? Are you aware of certain constitutional rights that you have? Have you been accused of committing a misdemeanor or felony in North Carolina?

Establishing a Small Business

Have you thought about forming a small business? Have you thought about forming a partnership, a limited liability corporation (LLC), a professional limited liability corporation (PLLC), or corporation? Do you know the requirements that you must comply with for your business to be legal under North Carolina law?

Traffic Tickets

Since our location is close to the Outer Banks, we see a number of individuals who have been pulled over and given a traffic citation on their way to vacation. If that’s you, you should get an attorney immediately. If you simply pay off your ticket, it is the same as pleading guilty, and can have a disastrous long-term effect on your driving history and insurance rates.

Client Testimonials

EXCELLENT
340 reviews on
Elsie Staten
Elsie Staten
Attorney Cole Phelps is an exceptional criminal lawyer. My son was wrongfully accused of criminal actions with the state of NC. While facing 5 felonies, Attorney Phelps had all of these charges dismissed. It took about 2 years, but it was done. We accepted his advice and expertise.I reccommend him for all of your needs involving criminal law
Suzanne Camden
Suzanne Camden
I was super worried about a traffic ticket, and D. Cole Phelps did a great job representing me. Easy to understand, terrific communication, and quick resolution. He's the best!
Allen Edwards
Allen Edwards
All the 5 star reviews on this page are true, they do a great job. Stop stressing and searching around, give them a call now.
Nicole Battle
Nicole Battle
D.Cole Phelps, you deserve nothing but the BEST!! Can't explain to you in words how much I have appreciated you and your law firm for all you have done for US!! The HARD WORK, dedication, advice, comforting words, love, and PRAYERS you gave throughout this long year!! YOU are the GOAT/LAWYER!! YOU CARE AND YOU MATTER TOO!! Thank you for a job well done for what you all have done! Please give a thank you to the Judge and all other parties who played a part in our case!! A lawyer who cares NOT only about you and your matters, but your family as well The Law Office of D. Cole Phelps will most definitely give you that!! We love you, Attorney Phelps!!!!!
Christine Maggio
Christine Maggio
Our son received a speeding ticket while vacationing in NC. We did not realize that he wouldn't be able to pay the ticket online and would be required to appear in court in person, a very difficult task for a college student to do. That's when we started to look into legal services. We made some calls but then received 10 plus attorney letters in the mail. After reading reviews and reviewing fees, we were confident in the Law Offices of D Cole Phelps. From start to finish, the communication with Attorney Phelps (primarily through email) was excellent. We were informed of the process, offered opportunities to talk, and given all the tools necessary to get the infraction reduced to a lesser charge. My son took a driving class online for a small fee and did not have to appear in court in person. Our main goals, which were to reduce the charges and not have the charges affect our insurance, were met. Therefore, we recommend this law firm if you are in a similar situation.
JC Pfeiffer
JC Pfeiffer
Unfortunately, if you are reading this, it is too late to warn you that there are speed traps in this part of NC. Your bad luck notwithstanding, D. Cole Phelps will likely be able to make the best of your bad situation. In my case, D. Cole Phelps: 1) reduced my speeding charge to a non-moving violation; 2) closed my case weeks in advance of the trial date; and 3) handled my case with a minimum of administrative fuss and cost. In my opinion, he is as good as you're going to get in handling these situations. He is both effective and reasonable. I hope this review helps to spare you the anxiety of shopping around. Good luck.
Christi Stephens
Christi Stephens
Amazing Firm! Was easy to work with and quick at resolving my husband's speeding ticket. Would highly recommend and use again, but hopefully my husband does not get another ticket!
Timothy R. Rodgers, Sr.
Timothy R. Rodgers, Sr.
D. Cole Phelps is a man of his word. He will do what he said he will do and you can bank on his word. The situation I was facing would have devastated my driving career. I followed his instructions and he literally saved my driving career and probably my life and others due to what I learned through this process. He is a great lawyer and an even better man. I highly recommend him.
Darwin Rosario
Darwin Rosario
I was happy with their representation. They were responsive to my questions and verified the defensive driver class I took would be accepted by the court.